Wooden chess boards are the most common and provide a wide variety of wood types and finishes. An economical wood board can be a wonderful place to start. Most of our wooden chess boards are made in Poland, Spain, India, and the USA. Visit the wooden chess boards page to view the varieties available and if you’re not sure, we can help guide you to the ideal chess board for you.
As a popular form of entertainment for family and friends, traditional board games are as old as civilization. The Egyptians played a game called Senet as far back as 3300 BC. The first marbles date from…
The most popular and widely used chess board is the flat, wooden type and is the preferred choice of most privately owned chess sets. A really basic one could consist of a square piece of light coloured plywood.
Board features an artificial high gloss Cherry and Burl Wood color finish over MDF wood core. Bottom is fully felted. They are sent bulk and are often blocked. Dimensions: 18″ x 18″ x 1″ Thick. We wil…
Like how much different? I been looking at TheChessStore quite alot and notice a few oddities with their set listings. Specifically i’ve been eyeing the Fierce Knight set and after browsing their site for hours for weeks on end I noticed something interesting.
This variation is part of the beauty of working with natural materials. The item you receive will be very similar to the one that’s pictured here, but probably not identical. PERFECT for TRAVEL – Magn…
Among all the many products in stock are Chess House are storage chess boards. If you already own a set of pieces or you are shopping for pieces, a storage board provides the extra benefit of protection from dust and pets. If the storage board has slots for each piece, you’ll just need to make sure the height and diameter of the pieces fit the board you select.
When you purchase ShippingPass you don’t have to worry about minimum order requirements or shipping distance. No matter how small the order or how far it needs to go, ShippingPass provides unlimited nationwide shipping. If you need to return or exchange an item you can send it back at no cost or take it to your neighborhood store.
Heat things up with our fiery red chess boards! Our grey and red Briar board includes dramatic texture that appears almost liquid as it winds through each deep red and dark grey square. Our glossy black and red version includes a similar fluid texture complemented by the stark contrast of intense red on solid black.
The pieces look good and yes they don’t have felt bottoms, but I personally like them without the felt. It gives that chess piece sound when you move a piece, not silence as the felt ones do. To me, it seems extremely durable, I mean after all it is all wood, so unless you live with a gorilla, it should last. The cost can’t be beat either! I have seen a cardboard chess board and plastic pieces for almost as much as this one. A great buy and a great chess set!
Rook weight: 2.5 oz. Upgrade your plain wooden chess pieces with these elegant metal chess pieces. These stunning metal chess pieces are made out of a zinc alloy and electroplated in bronze and silver…
F.B. from UT writes, “Thanks so much! My brother is going to love his first real chess set. You are the best. But you know that already. Keep me in the loop on how you plan to overtake all the crap plastic sets out there.”
Glue and clamp the chessboard together. You should see some glue squeeze out on the surface of the panel. If you don’t, you didn’t use enough glue. Let the squeeze out get tacky and then scrape it off with a putty knife. Remove the clamps when the glue has dried and cut the panel length.
Live or natural edge chess boards are made for Chess House customers by a very experienced craftsman. He carefully selects the wood for each board and creates an entirely unique look for each one with the natural edge contours surrounding a slightly raised playing field.
Once again, thanks for the opinions and info. From what i’ve heard and research i’ve done, I’ve decided to go with the chess store for that set I listed above. My board is 19″ with 2.125″ squares, so I should be gtg with this set! I would not dare go with pieces larger than this though.
Our research has lead us to conclude that the basis for this new design of chess pieces was the Northern Upright Chess set. Complaints about the contemporary designs of chess pieces were well established in chess circles. By starting with an extremely popular yet highly artistic chess set, Mr. Cooke was able to focus his energies solely on correcting those deficiencies. The ornate features that were most susceptible to damage were removed, resulting in a chess set that was durable and less expensive to produce. The diameter of the bases was widened for increased stability and the chess pieces were weighted with lead to minimize tip over. Before the commercial launch of these new chess pieces, Mr. Cooke convinced Howard Staunton to lend his prestigious name to the new design. Mr. Staunton was England’s most celebrated Chess personality and the unofficial World Champion. The Staunton Pattern Chessmen, as they were officially known, became commercially available on September 29, 1849 and quickly became the world standard of chess pieces. Their lower production cost brought chess to the masses and did much to popularize the game.
I’m really not one to draw up and go by plans. I really don’t even like following plans. That being said, I do sketch ideas and make notes to figure out my rough needs for a project. This does have draw-backs at times, but I’m still able to “wing-it” with most projects.
When you contact us it will quickly become apparent – we have a passion for the Royal Game and a passion for friendly customer service. Yes, teaching students individually and in schools … Yes, founding and directing an annual tournament for students of public, separate and private schools … Yes, playing in tournaments in North America and Europe … Yes, understanding the evolution of the Game of Kings … Yes, having an excellent knowledge of quality chess products… Call us for advice – whether it may be on a suitable gift, the right size of board, how fast we can deliver, or anything else. We welcome your inquiry.
The set I received is far different. Its the “Exclusive Staunton 4″ King Set” (listed way above) but the bishop looks nothing like that. The head is waay fatter, and thicker. Also, the pieces are generally “fatter” and fuller in stature. The knights almost look laughable. Below is a photo I found on their site of the exact one (minus color choice) I received with the fatter, weird looking pieces. Compare this to the original ebay auction link I posted above. Not even close
With plastic chess pieces from the House of Staunton, you’ll never have to sacrifice quality for low cost. The House of Staunton is firmly committed to offering the finest plastic chess pieces in the world, and making them available at reasonable prices. Bulk pricing discounts also available!
Veneer boards are common, with more designs and lower cost, they range in quality and most look great. The majority are made with a high density fiber core overlaid with a thin wood veneer. If you’re the type that wants solid wood construction, these might not be for you.
There are plenty of chess sets out there that are good, but why get good when you can get breathtaking. That’s right, take one look at this medium sized chess set and you’ll be at a loss for words. Th…
The USCF represents the United States in the World Chess Federation (FIDE), linking US members to chess players around the world. No matter what you’re looking for, whether its Chess pieces, Chess boo…
To be play-ready, your arsenal should include a club style roll-up chess board. They’re low cost, easy to source, and portable. That’s why the roll-up chess is the foundation of chess play in the U.S.A. and in most cases, worldwide. Starting at 20 inches square it’s a large, visible size even for young players. These boards are played in scholastic events nationwide.
Beautiful Chess Set with Hand Carved Board and Pieces. King 4.5″. Queen 3.66″. Pawn 2.28″. Board Measures 21.65″W x 1.18″H x 21.65″D. Squares measure 2.24″x2.24″. Board is made from beech and birch wo…
(With Board and Box) The House of Staunton offers the finest wood chess sets in the world. Whether you’re looking for an inexpensive wood chess set for casual play or an luxury wood chess set to show off your artistic side, you’ll find the perfect chess set at The House of Staunton.
The House of Staunton has more chess DVDs and chess eDVDs available than another on the Internet. We have the complete line of chess DVDs from Empire Chess, Chess Lecture Foxy Openings, Roman’s Lab, Killer Chess, Chess for Anyone, Susan Polgar, Dr. Danny Kopec and Chess King. We will not be beat when it comes to chess DVDs!
If you prefer something more relaxed and refreshing, we also carry a selection of vibrant blue boards. These often feature a matching texture with a completely different tone created by azure hues. Our catalog also showcases Bubinga and maple, dark rosewood, hazelnut, mahogany, Padauk, Sapele and grey tones as well as verdant green.
Collectable Chess Sets have been distinguished by both design and materials – namely fine dense hardwoods such as ebony, rosewood and red sandalwood. Some of these hardwoods are restricted from export by countries that have chosen to preserve their limited supplies. Exotic woods such as ebony can take up to 100 years for the tree to reach full maturation. The government of Brazil has placed a ban on the export of their rosewood stock. This wood was previously used in the crafting of musical instruments – renowned both for its aesthetically pleasing finish and its resonant tonal qualities..The government of India has restricted the export of all raw ebony and rosewood. The export of such finished products is allowed, but there may soon come a day that an outright ban is imposed. As a result of restricted supply, the world’s premier crafters of wooden chess pieces have stocked many years supply of these exotic woods. It is reasonable to conclude that an investment in a chess set crafted of fine woods is an excellent decision.
Below you’ll find many chess piece designs and styles including wood, plastic, marble, metal, and more. A fine set of chess pieces will be treasured for years and you can give your chess set a completely new look by swapping multiple styles with a chessboard you already own.
The board measures 15″ x 15″ overall with a 1 5/8″ square. There are scratches, imperfections and dings, primarily on the wooden frame. This board would best suit a king with a 1″ – 1 1/4″ base. We ha…